Posts Tagged ‘other’

Thanksgiving Themed Math Activities

November 16th, 2020

Sleep Tight with a Virtual Tour of The Original Mattress Factory

October 30th, 2020

 

It’s Friday, October 30, 2020, and time for a Virtual Field Trip at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Original Mattress Factory

(www.originalmattress.com/mattress-factory-tour)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

Presented by The Original Mattress Factory, take a virtual tour of the factory to learn how mattresses and box springs are made by this company.

When you get to the site, watch the videos (one right after the other): 

  • Behind the Scenes at OMF
  • We are a Family
  • The OMF Test Center

When you are done watching the videos, you can scroll down to see pictures and text to learn more. And you may wish to explore this website for even more information about mattresses and sleep. You can learn how to care for your mattress and even sign up for a “Flip Reminder”.

While this is a commercial website, you won’t lose sleep over the educational value of this virtual tour.

National Chocolate Day!

October 28th, 2020

 

It’s Wednesday, October 28, 2020, and time for Language Arts  at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

National Chocolate Day!

(thematicunits.theteacherscorner.net/chocolate.php)

Age Range: 5-11 (1-6, with parental supervision)

 

Today is National Chocolate Day! This could be the ClickSchooling Team’s favorite day of the year (ha, ha, ha)! While there are many chocolate related holidays throughout the year, National Chocolate Day is a day to celebrate all things chocolate.  

As one of America’s favorite flavors, chocolate is well deserving of its own day of honor and celebration. We thought you might enjoy some chocolate-themed activities to celebrate this tasty day.

The Teachers Corner site is loaded with Chocolate activities! Just to name a few:  

  • Chocolate Touch (Grades 4-5) – Read the book and participate in writing activities using Hershey kisses.
  • Math Activities (Grades 1-6) – using the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as the subject.
  • Look through this site further to find many other Chocolate Day activities using math and science

Here are a few more sites to check out:  

 

ReadAnyBook.com – Download Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – the 119 page book for free.

Roald Dahl’s Website (Author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) – Find six Charlie and the Chocolate Factory lesson plans.

Take advantage of all of these sweet learning ideas and enjoy every minute of this scrumptious day!

Why Do I Have To Learn Math?

October 26th, 2020

 

It’s Monday, October 26, 2020, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Motivate – Maths Enrichment for Schools

(motivate.maths.org/content/)

Age Range: 11-17 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

 

This archived site from the University of Cambridge presents downloadable multimedia explorations of how math relates to real life issues such as nutrition, disease, vaccinations, and the economics of health. The math topics covered include percentages, graphs, probability, equations, contingency tables, tree diagrams and much more!

When you get to the site you’ll see a description of what’s provided on the site. Click on the links under the title “Multi-Media Packs” to get to the engaging math activities that answer questions such as: 

  • Is eating bacon sandwiches bad for you (or are the statistics misleading)?
  • How do mathematical models make predictions about epidemics?
  • What are the odds that you test positive for something and the test is wrong?

Explore these and other health-related questions from a mathematical perspective.

You can also do an in-depth study of “Babylonian Maths” that hone skills in number and place value, multiplication, division, inverses, shape, and symmetry.

If you still want more, click over to the “Cross-Curricular Resources” section to find correlations between mathematics and art, geography, history, music, science, sports and more. Some of the videos (VCs) in this section don’t work any more, but there are plenty of good suggested activities to stimulate learning over a wide variety of subjects.

Folklore stories from around the world

October 21st, 2020

 

It’s Wednesday, October 21, 2020, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

American Folklore

(www.americanfolklore.net/)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

This website provides a free archive of American folktales, myths, legends, fairy tales, superstitions, weatherlore and other stories.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a brief introduction and some featured stories. You can click on the featured links or use the menu at the top of the home page that includes: 

  • Tall Tales – Meet Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, Brer Rabbit, and more.
  • Myths & Legends – Enjoy stories about folk heroes such as Bigfoot Wallace, Davy Crockett, Casey Jones and more.
  • Ghost Stories – A selection of stories about things that go bump in the night.
  • Folk Tales – Stories or legends passed down from one generation to another in the oral tradition.
  • Fables & Fairy Tales – A wide variety of stories – some will be very familiar, some not-so-much.
  • And more!

You’ll also find United States, Mexican, Canadian, Native American, African-American, Asian-American, European-American, and Latin-American folklore.

Note: As always, parental supervision required to determine suitability of content.

Free Sheet Music, Theory Lessons, and More

September 19th, 2020

 

It’s Saturday, September 19, 2020, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

8notes.com

(www.8notes.com/)

Age Range: 7 and up (Grades 2 and up; children with parental supervision)

 

This website from Red Balloon Technology Ltd. in St. Albans, England, is a fabulous resource for free sheet music for all kinds of instruments. 90% of this website is free to use with subscriptions to additional features available for $20 a year. The free portions of this website are ad-supported, but they are minimal and do not interfere with use of the site.

When arriving at the link, visitors will see sections broken down into smaller categories with image links. Sections include: 

  • Free Sheet Music & Lessons – sorted by instruments including string, wind, brass, vocal, ensembles, and other instruments
  • Music Lessons & Resources – included are Lessons, Improvisation Pieces, Play along Jam tracks, Licks & Riffs, Chord Charts and Tuners, Charts & Resources
  • Free Sheet Music Categories – music sorted by classical, pop & rock, jazz, film & TV, world, weddings, Christmas, traditional, funeral, children’s, Christian, and new music

Music lessons and resources include basic lessons for drum, guitar, piano, saxophone, violin, music theory and more. Find guitar, ukulele, piano, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, recorder, and trumpet, and interactive finger and chord charts in the Chord Charts, Fingering Charts & Scales section. There is also a Music Biographies collection to explore to expand your knowledge of music greats.

When selecting from a music category, you are presented with a chart of available music within the genre. You can easily make selections by searching for difficulty level, artist, or title from the information in the chart. Click on the song title and another list shows all the instrument versions that are available. Select the instrument and the sheet music page will open.

When the sheet music pages open, you can not only view the music but also print out the sheet music. There is also access to use an online metronome and review other information about the piece.

Music lovers will want to bookmark this website and check the “Latest Additions” category in the Resources section to see all the new additions to this continually building website.

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